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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. thank for joining us i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm kristen sze. >> we'll check in with mike. >> we start with live doppler, good morning. you can see notice the lack of clouds once again, no drizzle yet, no mist, nothing that would bring a cooling trend to the forecast this morning. let's look into the afternoon. we could see most of the warmth will hit the coast during the morning hours temperatures fall during the afternoon as that southerly surge of cooler air moves in. 64 up to 72 around the bay some of that late cooling, 90s most of the bay mid 70s to mid 80s still hot inland especially into our east bay
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valleys top out around 90 to 95°. record heat is over, 8 to 19° drop today this is just the beginning. good morning. live shot of the golden gate bridge, traffic down to one lane northbound due to roadwork, crews there headed towards the northbound direction, southbound two lanes off the waldo, fog-free, you will find roadwork that's what we are looking at now. san mateo bridge eastbound from foster city boulevard towards the flat section roadwork, no slowing. marin county southbound roadwork has lucky drive off-ramp closed until 6:00. berkeley firefighters investigating the cause of overnight fire they battled at a duplex. amy hollyfield is live with the latest.
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>> reporter: good morning this is a huge fire. police officers had to run inside the burning building and save a woman who was in a wheelchair and couldn't get out there were a total of five people inside this building. the firefighters are describing it as a duplex. the red cross is taking care of five people everyone did get out okay. firefighters got the call 12:15 this morning h this is off of ashby berkeley. they had heavy fire out of the back of the building. two story building, deep lot, they were worried about it spreading. part of the building did collapse they had to take a defensive stance. their first concern was rescuing the wheelchair-bound woman. >> the police officers who removed her, reported that the heat and smoke were just above their heads. they entered into an atmosphere which would be
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challenging. >> heroes. >> in my mind they are heroes. >> reporter: firefighters evacuated some of the neighbors, just in case. they were able to keep from it spreading. right now they are working on hot spots. they have the fire under control, but they are looking for trouble areas. they say it is still flaring up inside that enormous building. they are waiting for daylight that's when the inspector will tell them if it is safe to enter and they can start trying to figure out the cause. section of ashby avenue shutdown from college, because they have so many fire trucks in the area. they recognize ashby is a busy thoroughfare. they will do their best to clear trucks out before the morning commute. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. 4:33. highway 4 is open again
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through antioch after a crash and gasoline leak forced closure of westbound lanes. white suv collided with a car in the construction zone, last night. within driver was taken to the hospital. suv was leaking gas, chp shutdown westbound lanes for safety. crews had to use extra caution to avoid igniting the gasoline. traffic diverted while lanes were washed down. all lanes reopened just after midnight. watch out for vandals throwing stuff at you on one stretch of highway 4 it happened twice last week near the g street overpass, two people were injured after their windows shattered. monday night something hit an bans, no one was hurt, there was significant damage. police are not saying what the vandals are throwing. -- the family of a man shot by police in may have some of the they've been asking for but not all. this morning their attorney is
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reviewing a 300 page police report on the fatal shooting of 18-year-old alan blueford. they had to make a lot of noise to get it. last night they led a raucous crowd into city hall to demand answers at a city council meeting. police were brought in, half got locked out. blueford's mother wanted a copy of the police report from the may 6th, incident which she says she has asked for repeatedly. police have claimed the high school senior had a gun when he was shot by an officer who wanted to question him. councilman reed threatened to have the group removed for being disruptive but gave them his copy of the police report. their attorney says all that noise paid off. >> i wouldn't have them as quickly as i have them now, mainly because they -- the district attorney hadn't
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completed their investigation. i think the process was helpful. >> of the names and details in the police report have been blacked out. in southern california orange county prosecutors decided against filing criminal charges against an anaheim police officer who shot and killed a 23-year-old that preceded two other officer involved shooting this summer that sparked days of protests. last year prosecutors say the officer feared for his life when he shot and killed a known gang member. the officer says he was reaching toward his waistband. the suspect did not have a firearm. tonight is the night. the presidential candidates are preparing to take the stage in denver. 50 million viewers are expected to tune in. brandi hitt is live in denver with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. the countdown is underway to the biggest showdown we've seen in the race for
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president. the gloves came off weeks ago as both out on the campaign trail. tonight we see round one of the debates. >> we can't afford four more years of the last four years. >> reporter: after weeks of attacks on the campaign trail. >> the president: we don't get far when we have leaders who write-off half the nation as victims. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney will face off in their first presidential debate tonight. >> governor romney and president obama will meet behind me. >> reporter: what happens on this stage could be pivotal with only five weeks until election day. the first debate will focus on the economy and domestic policy. both took a break tuesday, with mitt romney grabbing a bite to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. >> the president: it is spectacular. >> reporter: both relied heavily on their running mates to lead their campaign. >> how they can justify
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raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the race for president is still close. which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama will be taking the first question. mitt romney will deliver the final closing argument. brandi hitt, abc7 news. do we expect things to be cordial tonight or sniping? >> reporter: i think they are
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going to be a lot of attacks tonight. the big focus is on domestic policy and the economy. they've been going back and forth delivering a lot of tax on the economy. the big question is you will see those great one-line jabs from either candidate. they can be great but they can also backfire. it depends on the body language and reaction. a lot of lot of the political analysts are going to be looking for those. -- >> catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting 6:00 tonight and after the debate catch the middle 8:00, neighbors 8:30 jeopardy 9:00. 9:30 wheel of fortune, katie at 10, breaking news as it happens on abc7 news at 11. i get in my car and i see it is 70°. i started to wonder is it going to be cooler today?
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>> mike has the answer. tricky forecast. timing of when the sea breeze is going to come in and start to cool us, about noon at the coast and start to filter into the bay during the afternoon. air mass is moving east that's when -- one of reasons why it is not going to be warm everywhere. we are still clear, still under high pressure visibility nearly unlimited everywhere. calm conditions winds out of of the west at sfo once it starts to come out of the sought that cooling sea breeze is starting to kick -- out of the sit that cooling sea breeze is starting to kick in. 72 at the coast, notice the coast starts to drop by 4:00, 7:00, we warm to 85 around the bay, 90, 4:00 inland, 70s everywhere away from the coast by 7:00.
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we drop another 4 to 12° thursday into saturday. good morning. live shot of the bay bridge toll right now it is light headed into san francisco, obviously, no metering lights and no delays on the upper deck san rafael south 101 past lucas valley road towards the civic center light you will encounter roadwork when you get to cortamadera, off-ramps blocked until 6:00. double barton bridge both directions lanes blocked until 5:00 this morning. 4:41. >> protest planned at chevron's richmond refinery demonstrators -- >> new information this morning about the chemicals in your smartphones. could they are harmful to your health? >> plan larry ellison has for his private island.3q
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good morning. live look towards san francisco on this wednesday morning. we see clear skies. last couple days that's indicated hot temperatures ahead. what about today? mike will tell you more. richmond city council moving to make sure repairs to the fire-damaged chevron refinery uses highest standards and technology. the council passed resolution last night calling for chevron to improve safety. hire more locals. and pay its fair share of taxes. this is more fallout after the august fire. toxic smoke from the fire sent 15,000 people to hospitals. chevron officials were not at last night's meeting. they expect more heat today from when occupy protesters
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plan to gather at 3:00 at the richmond bart station they will rally in washington park 4:30 then to the refind at 5:00. apple's iphone 5 out -- michigan company tested three dozen cell phones for toxic chemicals including lead, mercury hazardous flame retardants and others iphone 5 finished fifth, samsung galaxy s3 finished 9th. we have links to the study on oracle's ceo ellison says he plans to turn hawaiian island he bought recently into an eco lab. he wants to experiment with more environmentally ways to live on lanai. he would like to see more
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electric cars on the island. he wants to increase fruit exports to japan and other markets. ellison bought a lot of lanai in june from billionaire david murdoch. the idea of more electric cars to get rid of regular cars. i think a lot of people don't want cars there, period. >> very true. >> next, how amtrak hopes to get you onboard by slashing fares. >> race against the clock to complete new western span of the bay bridge. plus, important warning about supplements for weight loss and health. why the feds want to get the it's time to change the way we clean.
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and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. welcome back. happy hump day. still hot east bay valleys, low to mid 90s. 70s around the bay, 60s to 70s
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coast. the key to the forecast at the coast, going to be warm this morning, cooler during the afternoon. great falls 42° the high today starting to warm up to our east, 70s and 80s throughout most of the east bay shore. a lot of delays, laguardia, newark, philadelphia, baltimore. without the clouds running okay today. flight tracker we watched it go up piece by piece countdown to completion of the new bay bridge, 334 days until the first cars are allowed to use it. it continues to take shape before our eyes less nan a year from the scheduled completion. heatherishish -- heather ishimaru got a look. >> reporter: originally the plan called for opening the westbound side first, followed by the eastbound side in 2014.
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the problem was not enough room to build the new road in the footprint of the old. engineers solved that problem and lopped nine months off the original schedule. >> we are always looking for ways to improve the job to get it open faster. our engineers took a risk, designed this whole project and put in contract out and now we are moving forward quickly. >> reporter: the tricky oakland touchdown is where a lot of work is going on right now. foundations of the old westbound bridge has been knocked down. the water rises and falls with the tide what is now a kind of pool will be filled in with concrete. >> what we were able to do is using something called lightweight concrete that is buoyant it can rise and fall over the years with the changes in the level of the water. >> reporter: the plywood forms of the deck are going up fast. getting ready for concrete to be poured in the next couple
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weeks. for anyone hoping to get a boat's eye view of work on the section with the tower, caltrans has a warning, it is dangerous. >> we've got extra patrols, you should know the coast guard, chp, under the bay bridge now, so much work is going on that span that goes across from the skyway to the island. please do not go under the suspension bridge. >> reporter: heather ishimaru, abc7 news. passengers riding amtrak's capitol corridor on weekends can ride for half price or buy one fare at regular price and get a companion fare for free. it includes 17 stations between auburn and san jose. weekend discounts runs through the end of next april, single passengers. >>, solo passengers.
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time for a look at the forecast, a little complex today. >> it is all about timing when will the sea breeze kick in? when will the fog return? thanks for tuning in. notice clear once again temperatures mild, this is the warmest morning in the forecast, this picture that is cloud-free now won't look that way tomorrow. a lot of cloud cover around once again. live doppler 7 hd, it is quiet. i bet we'll have flight arrival delays starting tomorrow, but not today. we run from 55 in napa, santa rosa, half moon bay to the 70s around antioch and fremont. 72 antioch, 8 in fremont. -- 78 in fremont. cooler towards the flatter land like everybody else in the 60s.
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today, here's what is happening. high pressure splitting a little, breaking off and the heat beginning to break just a little not until the logos close enough can pull up clouds that we'll see significant cooling. 5:00 this morning, clear, quiet towards noon 1:00, sea breeze starts to kick in, clouds follow as we need the latter parts of the afternoon into the evening that's when you see dramatic drop we could drop 10 to 15° within an hour at the coast depending on when the sea breeze kicks in. mid to upper 80s south bay today. mainly low to mid 80s peninsula, upper 60s to low 70s coast mid to upper 70s downtown south san francisco and sausalito low to mid 80s north bay valleys mid 70s to mid 80s on the pens la today low to mid 90s may need the air conditioner in the east bay valleys upper 60s to low
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70s monterey bay inland mid to upper 80s. the entire division it comes down to the last game, of the season rangers and a's taking on each other 12:35 first pitch, 73 up to 79. mid to upper 90s central valley warm spot palm springs 105, tahoe 76. temperatures drop 8 to 19° today. another 6 to 12° tomorrow. another 4 to 6° sunday and monday. have a great day. good morning. happy wednesday. live look at 80 the east shore freeway, chp here, some sort of traffic break leading this big line of traffic through maybe cleaning out debris looking for debris in the roadway, interesting scene you are seeing it live on tv,
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pretty cool we don't have any other problems reported, traffic will begin slowing once the chp finds what they are looking for. san jose highway 87 past hp pavillion light drive. out of antioch towards pittsburg, still good drive, less than 20 minutes into the concord area out of the central valley tracy from 205 up and over the altamont pass, 15 minutes to the dublin-pleasanton area. america's cup one of many events happening today, embarcadero expect traffic, if you are coming into san francisco this weekend bart is having extra trains, muni extra service, ac, golden gate transit will be running extra buses. take mass transit this weekend. new review of a 20 billion dollar supplement industry shows you may not be getting what you are promised. inspectors found problems with
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one out of five weight loss or vitamin supplements. dozens were illegally labeled or didn't have evidence to back up their claims. the report doesn't name any brands. when asked to provide proof of its claims one company reportedly provided a 30-year-old handwritten college term >> new research from ucsf links tanning beds to increase in skin cancer. indoor tanners are 67% more likely to dell carcinomas compared with those who never used tanning beds. -- previous research has shown an increaseed risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. those who start indoor tanning before the age of 25 are at the highest risk. education secretary duncan is calling for an end to the use of textbooks in schools, proposing schools speed up switching from printed books to digital ones.
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speaking to the national press club in washington he said only a small number of districts are moving in that direction and the u.s. is falling behind the rest of the world in going digital. change a whole generation of things not carrying books to class any more. next, new developments in the push to keep oakland a's in the east bay what we've learned about negotiations between the team and the coliseum authority. >> all-out manhunt for the gunman who killed one border patrol agent and wounded another. plus, navy's blue angels arrive in the bay area today. how soon before you will hear the ear-splitting roar? big jump in gas prices the past few days. what is to blame? are you ready ?
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